Protests & Appeals

Protest situations happen to all racers at some point on the water. Please download the following Protest or Redress Forms, and/or look for information in this section with regard to what you can do you if you wish to further pursue a protest decision.

Protest Form

Sail Canada Redress Form

ISAF Case Book 2005-8

Rule 68: Insurance: Collision and Damage


APPEALS


The appeal process in Canada is according to rule the Sail Canada Prescriptions to rule 70 and Appendix R.

When a party to a hearing appeals a protest committee's decision, the appeal is sent to Sail Canada. E-mail submissions are preferred, but not required. Use this contact information:

Sail Canada 
53 Yonge Street,
Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7M 6G4

E-mail: sailcanada@sailing.ca

Under the prescription to Appendix R, Sail Canada may delegate an appeal to a yacht racing association or provincial sailing association, as appropriate. If your appeal is delegated, the appeal committee for the yacht racing or provincial sailing association will contact you to process the appeal. Otherwise, the Sail Canada Appeals Committee will contact you.

The procedure to follow to file an appeal is outlined in the Racing Rules of Sailing in Appendix R - Procedures for Appeals and Requests.

Under this prescription, a decision of a yacht racing association or provincial sailing association may be further appealed or referred to the Sail Canada Appeals Committee. Any action by a National Authority under rule 69.3, Allegations of Gross Misconduct is handled by the Sail Canada Appeals Committee.

Appeals Publications

The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016. Any changes in these rules are announced through Sail Canada, and posted on the ISAF website at www.sailing.org.

The Sail Canada prescriptions to the Racing Rules of Sailing

The ISAF Cases, recognized by ISAF as authoritative interpretations and explanations of the rules.

The Sail Canada Appeals Book , Interpretations of The Racing Rules of Sailing, 2013-2016,  April 2013 edition.

These publications may also be available for sale at sailing clubs, sailing schools, marine stores, from your Provincial Sailing Association.